Performance management

Performance management consists of two parallel processes. The first is the informal, day-to-day management of individuals and teams by their immediate line manager. The second is the formal framework within which the performance of individuals and teams is assessed and improved.


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Top 10 HR questions June 2019: Ex-employee grievances

2 Jul 2019

Can an employer ignore a grievance if the employee no longer works for the organisation?
The most popular FAQ on...

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Amazon investors told to press for better working conditions

20 May 2019

Investors have been urged to put pressure on Amazon to improve working conditions at its UK warehouses, following reports that...

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Neurodiversity and performance: what employers need to know

7 May 2019

Employers are waking up to the benefits of a neurodiverse workforce. But when it comes to performance management processes, new strategies will be needed

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Managing poor performance (webinar)

29 Apr 2019

Effective performance management is a central part of a manager’s role. When carried out well, it enables organisations to get...

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‘Use the apprenticeship levy to improve management’ – Cary Cooper

8 Mar 2019

Improving the UK’s poor management performance is the definitive way to fix the economy, says organisational psychologist Professor Sir Cary...

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Top 10 HR questions February 2019: Redundancy, FTCs and maternity leave

1 Mar 2019

When faced with the need to make redundancies, how should an employer decide which employees to select?
Redundancy exercises bring...

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How to ensure your HR processes don’t overshadow purpose

13 Feb 2019

Jobs-to-be-Done theory focuses on the end goal rather than the process of getting there. But too often, HR professionals get...

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Why SMART objective setting is not working

18 Jan 2019

Managers have been advised to use SMART objective-setting at work for years. Although it’s an oft-used acronym we’ve lost sight...

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Teams of teams: a new era for performance management

17 Jan 2019

Most organisations recognise that measuring performance is essential for making decisions around reward and staffing. But how can they use...

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Performance management to fit the modern workplace: your questions answered

26 Nov 2018

Following this month’s webinar on transforming your performance management, one of our speakers, Roly Walter, answers some questions from our...

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Three-quarters don’t adjust performance management for staff with disabilities

13 Nov 2018

Three-quarters of employers do not adapt their performance management systems for staff with disabilities or conditions such as dyslexia and...

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Performance management to fit the modern workplace (webinar)

7 Nov 2018

Wednesday 7 November 2018 | Many organisations are acutely aware that their current performance management process is not fit for purpose.

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Getting the best out of a remote workforce

3 Oct 2018

Remote working is commonplace, but how should employers manage performance? Shopify’s Colin Boyer talks to Roly Walter, founder of Appraisd,...

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Top 10 HR questions September 2018 – probation dismissals and unavailable companions

2 Oct 2018

Can you dismiss before a probationary period ends if they're not up to the job?

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